Two Burial Vaults Discovered under NYC’s Washington Square Park

Yikes… Workers upgrading the century-old water mains under Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village made a surprising and grisly discovery today. A contractor excavated the site, found two burial vaults dating back to the 19th century with a large pile of skeletal remains. The vaults are about 8 feet deep and 15 feet wide and 20 feet long.  One of them reportedly contains the remains of more than a dozen people.  Who?  Nobody knows yet, but it may be a burial place for those who died from the Yellow Fever epidemic.

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Centuries-old burial vaults, human bones found beneath Greenwich Village park

 

 

 

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